Jury To Hear Ex-AutoZone Worker's Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Thursday that a former AutoZone Inc. employee who suffers from narcolepsy and claims she was fired after unfairly being forced to work the store's cash register could present her disability discrimination case to a jury.

U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fisher said working the cash register was not an essential function of plaintiff Joyce Williams jobs duties, rejecting arguments raised by AutoZone, which allegedly fired her because she made too many errors while performing register-related tasks. A trial is scheduled to...
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